Event | Discussion


Venue: KJCC Auditorium • 53 Washington Square South

In Spanish


Radical Flamenco

Join radical flamenco artist Israel Galván in a public conversation to discuss the yet-to-come possibilities of flamenco art.

Curated and moderated by Daniel Valtueña. Introduced by Laura Turégano.

Israel Galván, winner of the 2005 Spanish National Dance Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture, is recognized for his innovative choreography and refined technique. He has been an outstanding figure in the avant-garde contemporary flamenco scene for over twenty years. Son of Sevillian bailaores José Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes, he naturally grew up within the atmosphere of tablaos, fiestas, and flamenco dance academies. In 1994, he joined the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, directed by Mario Maya, beginning an unstoppable career that would bring him the most important awards in flamenco and dance. Israelgalvancompany.com

Daniel Valtueña is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at The Graduate Center (CUNY), a Mellon Humanities Public Fellow at the same institution, and an adjunct instructor at Baruch College. He earned his BA in Art History at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and his research focuses on contemporary Iberian cultures and queer theories. His work explores the notion of celebration from both theoretical and curatorial perspectives. In 2012 he was awarded the Certamen Nacional Jóvenes Investigadores by the Spanish Government for his early research initiatives and received the Premio Talento Joven in the category of Culture by the Madrid Region in 2016 for his arts management trajectory.

His recent article on Israel Galván: https://www.resad.com/Acotaciones.new/index.php/ACT/article/view/352/558

Co-sponsored by NYU Skirball. Israel Galván performs at NYU Skirball on Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 pm with the show Fla.co.men. This performance has been co-sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and NYU Skirball. More info and tickets at https://nyuskirball.org/events/israel-galvan-fla-co-men/ or at http://www.flamencofestival.org/en/en-gira/fla-co-men/